Friday, January 30, 2009

Free Tax Help & Live Oaks

VITA Time Again

VITA Volunteers working under Catholic Social Services will be at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library from Tuesday, February 3rd, through Tuesday, April 14th, to help you file your tax form at the following times:

Tuesdays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The service is primarily for the elderly and low-income filers.

To be served, you must bring:

1) A Social Security card for yourself and everyone else included on your tax form, including dependent children.

2) Your last year's income tax form, if you filed.

3) All W-2 and 1099 forms.

NOTE: VITA will NOT be at the library on April 4th or on Mardi Gras Day (February 24th).

Contact Jennifer Gaudet at Catholic Social Services at 985-876-0490 for more information.

Live Oaks

From the Terrebonne Parish Tree Board:

Planting Live Oaks

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Nifty Tool For Finding Federal Tax Forms Online

This link:

is a handy list of all the IRS' tax forms in numerical order. If you know the form you need, just scroll down through the list and click on the link! No counter-intuitive searching here. Just one number after another.

Special thanks to the lady on the phone with the IRS' Tax Form Outlet Program for the tip.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Special Financial Aid Call-In Night

On Monday, February 9, 2009, the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance will have staff available to answer telephone questions from 6 until 9 pm.

The operators will be able to tell you more about TOPS, FAFSA, Go Grants, the START Saving Program, Federal Student Aid and Student Loans.

The number is 1-800-259-5626, extension 1012.

Houma Parade Schedule 2009

Krewe of Hercules
Friday, February 13
Houma 6:00 pm

Krewe of Tee Caillou
Saturday, February 14
Chauvin 12 Noon

Krewe of Hyacynthians
Sunday, February 15
Houma 12:30 pm

Krewe of Aphrodite
Friday, February 20
Houma 6:30 pm

Krewe of Mardi Gras
Saturday, February 21
Houma 6:30 pm

Sunday, February 22
Houma 12:30 pm

Krewe of Tut

follows Terreanians

Krewe of Montegut
Sunday, February 22
Montegut 2 pm

Krewe of Cleopatra
Monday, February 23
Houma 6:30 pm


Krewe of Houmas
Tuesday, February 24
Houma 11 am

Krewe of Kajuns

follows Houmas

Krewe of Bonne Terre
Montegut 4 pm

Monday, January 12, 2009

SAGA: Stitch By You

The Stitch By You Chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America (SAGA) has a display of hand-made and hand-embroidered clothing featured in the display cases on the second floor of the Main Library at 151 Civic Center Blvd. The group's stated mission is to "preserve and promote the art of needlework."

Donna Darda

The display, mostly children's clothing, represents work of only this chapter, which has members as far away as Vacherie, though the parent organization, SAGA, is nationwide. The Stitch By You group meets at the Main Library the second Monday of each month from 9:30 am until noon. Chapter President Donna Darda says beginners and those wishing to learn to sew, smock and embroider are welcome to inquire. The display will be up until the end of February.

For more information about SAGA and Stitch By You, call 985-655-2012 or 985-532-3185.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Financial Aid Night & Practice ACT @ The Library

Practice ACT

On January 17th (9:30 am--Noon) in the Arts and Crafts Room of the Children's Department, the library will sponsor a free practice ACT test. See how you would do if you took the test and find out where your weak points are (if you have any). Call 876-5861, extension 115 for information.

Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid Night is back! On January 29th at 6pm in the Large Meeting Room of the Main Library, representatives from the Lousiana Office of Student Financial Aid (LOSFA) and the financial aid coordinator from Fletcher Technical Community College will be giving presentations for college and high school students trying to figure out how to manage the costs of tuition, boarding and books.

Spread the word to students and parents and call Carlos Crockett in the Reference and Information Department at 985-876-1733 for more information.